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Open Air Cinema — Paris Parc de la Villete

This annual event takes place in Parc de la Villette where moviegoers can enjoy the big screen while sitting under the stars.  From July 23 to August 23, movies run Tuesday through Sunday, beginning at nightfall.  Celebrating its 25th year, it is featuring some top notch films including Stanley Kubrik’s the Shining (August 22), Martin Scorsese’s Sutter Island […]
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Paris Plage — Beach Vacation on the Seine

Parisians wear bathing suits, children play in sandboxes, and adults read steamy novels while relaxing on lawn chairs on a sandy beach.  No, this is not in Normandy, but on the Seine just across from the Île-de-la-Cité.  Paris Plage brings the beach to Paris on the Seine River, making a great venue to relax and […]
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Rock En Seine — Summer Rock Festival

The summer annual rock festival has once again provided great entertainment to wrap up a vibrant Parisian summer.  The weekend of August 28-30, come out to Parc de Saint Cloud to hear this summer’s hottest bands.   The crowds reach over 20,000 with many people camping out for all 3 days, with other activities available if […]
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Best Summer Events In Paris

Paris has a full menu of events for summer, from the Open Air Cinema at Parc de la Villette through August 24, to scattered brocante fairs for treasure hunters seeking antique Christofle silver and oil paintings. On the first Sunday of each month the national museums are free and every Sunday bicycle riders can freely experience […]
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Tour de France 2015

For its 112th year, Le Tour de France, the world’s premier biking race, began on July 4, and finishes in Paris on Sunday, July 26.  The route stretches in 21 stages, interestingly with the first stage in Utrecht (the Netherlands), winding through Antwerp (Belgium) then through Normandy, Brittany, Bordeaux, the mountainous Pyrénées, to the grand finale on the […]
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Village Saint Paul Brocante — Le Marais

This coming June 20 and 21, a chic brocante will be in the Village St. Paul area of Le Marais, in the 4th Arrondissement of Paris.  In the Jewish Quartier of Paris, Village St. Paul is a well known hunting ground for fine antiques, arts and food.   One of my favorite antique shops in all of […]
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